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Full Text of 2018 HHS Letter to DEA Rescinding Kratom Ban Recommendation

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESOffice of the SecretaryOffice of the Assistant Secretary for HealthWashington, D.C. 20201 AUG 16 2018 [stamped] The Honorable Uttam DhillonActing AdministratorDrug Enforcement AdministrationU.S. Department of Justice8701 Morrissette DriveSpringfield, VA 22152 Dear Mr. Dhillon: Pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), 21 U.S.C. § 811, I am rescinding our prior recommendation …

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Setting the Record Straight on ‘Synthetic Drugs’ — and What We Should Do About Them

“Synthetic drugs” have been causing panic lately; many are new to the drug market, haven’t been researched, and they’re easily mistaken for and sold as somewhat similar drugs. While alarmist media stories have focused on their reported dangers, what often goes unaddressed is that our existing pattern of banning drugs drives the creation of these …

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Experts Weigh In On The Positive Aspects Of Kratom

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Botanical Legal Defense (BLD), an educational and advocacy group focused on promoting and protecting the medicinal and therapeutic benefits of natural plants and herbal supplements, is concerned that Kratom is, at times, misrepresented as dangerous and without medical value. Kratom, a 100 percent natural plant and herbal supplement from Southeast Asia, has been …

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Turning The Spotlight On The FDA – Why Kratom Is Still A Target

Last week, Hon. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen of American Samoa presented a Washington Times article in the House of Representatives. This article, “An Excuse For Crushing Kratom: The FDA’s Undue Scrutiny Is Unscientific,” highlights the inappropriate and unnecessary targeting of kratom by the FDA. One of the many arguments in support of kratom is the …

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